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04 December 2017

Find the perfect stocking filler or Christmas present in the BDS Online shop

Tis the season to look for ideas for unusual Christmas gifts, for the person who seems to have everything. From stalking accessories, to books and DVDs, visit the BDS Online Shop to browse some ideal present ideas.

Or why not give the 'Gift of a BDS Membership' and help us protect the welfare of wild deer in the UK?

04 December 2017

First UK trial of electronic deer deterrent devices in Staffordshire

A video by BBC Midlands helps to highlight the issue of deer vehicle collisions at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire (over 160 deer road casualties per year recorded), and demonstrates a first UK trial of 'Deer-Deter' DD430 electronic devices aimed at helping to reduce the problem. These Austrian devices, used extensively in a number of EU countries, as well as 'down under', have blue and yellow light signals (as deer colour vision is best at that end of the spectrum) as well as variable sound signals. View video.

BDS Member, Jochen Langbein, took the opportunity to do some night filming along this stretch of road. View video.

04 December 2017

New BDS DSC1 dates in Scotland

DSC1 Altyre, Morayshire April 2018

DSC1 Comrie, Perthshire June 2018

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03 December 2017

Don't miss out - BDS 2018 Calendar and Christmas cards selling fast!


2018 BDS Calendar
Glorious images featuring British deer throughout the year. Practical, large format.

Perfect for presents, our exclusive BDS Calendars are £11.95 each including p&p (within UK).


2017 BDS Christmas Cards - On a Quiet Morning

Ian MacGillivray's wonderfully evocative winter painting of fallow deer in the snow.

£5.95 per pack of 10 including p&p (within UK).


27 November 2017

New £5 million fund to create and restore woodlands

£5 million will be invested in woodlands through the spine of England, from London to the West Midlands, following today's launch of the HS2 Woodland Fund.

As part of the construction of Britain’s new high speed railway, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is creating a network of new wildlife habitats along the route. This includes around 7 million new trees and shrubs on the first phase of the railway.

In addition to this extensive tree planting programme, a separate fund has been established to help local landowners create new native, broadleaf woodlands and restore existing ancient woodland sites. High Speed Two (HS2) Limited 9.11.17

27 November 2017

Applications now being accepted for the Postgraduate Sustainable Deer Management CPD Award in Scotland

Online applications can now be submitted for the postgraduate Sustainable Deer Management module which starts on 29 January 2018 at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

If you would like to apply, please submit your application by 21 December 2017.

14 November 2017

BDS London Fundraiser - a great success!

A fantastic time was had on the evening of Wednesday 8th November at the BDS London Dinner when in excess of £50,000 was raised from the Live and Silent Auction, draw ticket sales and pledges in aid of BDS research and education.

Very many thanks are due to our extremely generous sponsors Knight Frank and to everyone who made it possible by helping with the organisation or by giving lots – there were with some especially great items from Rigby, Swarovski, Celtic Manor Resort, Knight Frank and a number of private donors. And of course not forgetting huge thanks to all participants who “dug deep” before and on the night to buy the goods!